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Webster 1913 Edition


Doer

Do′er

,
Noun.
[From
Do
,
Verb.
T.
&
I.
]
1.
One who does; one who performs or executes; one who is wont and ready to act; an actor; an agent.
The
doers
of the law shall be justified.
Rom. ii. 13.
2.
(Scots Law)
An agent or attorney; a factor.
Burrill.

Webster 1828 Edition


Doer

DOER

,
Noun.
[from do.]
1.
One who does; one who performs or executes; an actor; an agent.
2.
One who performs what is required; one who observes, keeps or obeys, in practice.
The doers of the law shall be justified. Romans 2.

Definition 2021


doer

doer

See also: dóer and dör

English

Noun

doer (plural doers)

  1. Someone who does, performs, or executes; an active person, an agent.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, page 295:
      Though his name was closely linked to that of Physiocrats, he was less an armchair intellectual like Quesnay or the elder Mirabeau than a doer in the vein of Bertin and Trudaine [...].
    • 2008, Aleksandra Lojek-Magdziarz, The Guardian, 25 Mar 2008:
      In schools, submission, not curiosity, was a highly valued virtue. Thinkers were out, doers were in.

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:doer

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Afrikaans

Adverb

doer

  1. way over there; far away
    Hulle gesels daar doer.
    They're talking way over there.
    Doer, anderkant die berge!
    Far away, on the other side of the mountains!

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

Noun

doer m, n

  1. indefinite plural of do

Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese doer, from Latin dolēre, present active infinitive of doleō.

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /duˈeɾ/, /ˈdweɾ/

Verb

doer (past participle doído)

  1. (intransitive) to hurt (to be painful)
    Minha perna doía tanto que eu não conseguia andar.
    My leg was hurting so much that I couldn’t walk.
    Injeções doem.
    Injections hurt.
  2. (figuratively) to hurt; to pain (to cause emotional pain)
    Me dói ver o sofrimento dessas pessoas.
    It pains me to see these people’s suffering.

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • de doer

Related terms


Welsh

Alternative forms

  • (imperative): deler
  • (imperative): deuer

Pronunciation

Verb

doer

  1. (literary) present subjunctive impersonal of dod
  2. (literary) imperative impersonal of dod

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
doer ddoer noer unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.